Your digestive system is responsible for 80% of your immune system! By the number of cells, you are 90% bacteria and for every cell in your body you have a number of cells of bacteria living in and on your body. This can seem weird, but there are bacteria living inside your intestinal tract, otherwise known as your “gut.” The health of these organisms is extremely important to the health of your body.
For over 30 years I have been working with functional medicine and have encountering many aliments, offering my clients a number of healing modalities. With its co-infections and divergent viruses, the one that stands out as being one of the most challenging to address is Lyme Disease.
One of the biggest changes in American schools in the past decade has nothing to do with reading and writing, and everything to do with lunch. With the dramatic rise of food allergies in children – as well as adults – schools and other public places are enforcing “nut-free” policies. Meanwhile, grocery store shelves are filling with more and more allergy friendly foods: dairy-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, sugar-free…the list goes on.